Stop sitting and crouching at your desk all day long. Being fit and healthy has no excuses.
Having a full-time job takes a lot of energy. At the end of the day, all we want to do is just go home, lie down on our beds, and sleep like a log until the weekend arrives. However, while it’s understandable that we sometimes live in our offices, it is not an excuse to ignore what our body needs and deserves!
We could go on and on about the benefits of exercise, and most people would probably just say work drains the life out of them, and that they have no time to breathe, let alone go to the gym. So why not bring the gym to you? Here are some great exercises you can do without having to leave the office!
Triceps Dips: Place your chair against a wall, and position your hands at the edge of the chair, shoulder-width distance apart with both hands facing forward. With your butt away from the chair, bend your elbows until you come to a seated position, and extend once again. Make sure not to lock your elbows as you lift back up. Complete 20 dips.
Seated Leg Lifts: Seated straight on a chair, rest your hands on the sides as you lift one leg extended. Straighten your leg completely with toes pointed out. Lift your leg up and down by an inch, making sure that your abs stay engaged the whole time and your back stays straight. Do this 15 times, rest for a bit then switch sides.
Seated Ab Twists: Sit straight on a chair with your hands behind your head. On the exhale, lift one knee as you rotate your body and bring the opposite elbow towards that knee. Return to your starting position, and repeat 15 times on one side. Repeat on the other side.
Wall Sits: Stand against a wall, and slowly bring your body down to a seated position. Making sure that your knees are in line with your hips, stay in this position for 30 to 45 seconds. If you want to make it more challenging, lift your heels up and down to work your calves.
Wide Second: Place one hand on your desk and the other on the hip. Stand with feet laterally rotated and shoulder-width-distance apart. Bend your knees until your hips come in the same line, and then stand back up without locking the knees. Pulse up and down 30 to 60 times.